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Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt If perchance you go to the park they call Wilderness look for the maroon bridge that spans across the great divide between the untamed land of the woods and the coarse grass land of the prairie; once you find it step lightly for it is sore with old age; go to the middle and you will see as you gently bend over its knotty balustrade dead branches and turtles nonchalantly floating downstream and a few feet away from the abutment under a bed of soggy withered leaves unprotected – a bulky old chest; no need for a key, it opens readily without a squeak of disapproval; then, if you can entrust yourself to the veil of oblivion that lingers within you it may be a sign that you are ready ready for the ocean taste of life ready to reach in and pull out a silver sailboat all rigged up its lateen sail bracing for the racing wind idly waiting to glide on the caressing waves of time. (1987)

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Date: 5/26/2017 1:26:00 AM
Interesting poem; very descriptive and has an air of mystery.Love it!
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Anne-Marie Coreggia
Date: 5/26/2017 6:17:00 AM
Thank you Carole for your visit and very kind review.
Date: 5/16/2017 6:13:00 AM
Morning Anne-Marie. This is gorgeously solid and sound. All is right in my eyes and opinion. Thus, this is poetry. Well done entirely. Have a wonderful morning and day Anne-Marie. I will be back later on in the morning.
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Anne-Marie Coreggia
Date: 5/16/2017 7:52:00 AM
Bonjour Lisa, thank for your thoughtful comments Lisa. I always greatly appreciate.
Date: 5/15/2017 8:15:00 AM
A beautiful adventure!
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Anne-Marie Coreggia
Date: 5/15/2017 10:14:00 AM
Thank you so much for your visit and your kind comment Kim.
Date: 5/15/2017 1:08:00 AM
It reminded me of Narnia, Alice and more of these wonderful stories that are a great metaphor for life. I love this Anne-Marie, si belle :) Your imagery is as always fantastic.
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Anne-Marie Coreggia
Date: 5/15/2017 10:13:00 AM
Merci Darren. Actually, at the time I wrote this, some thirty years ago, I had just finished reading The Chronicles of Narnia and I was on my way to tackle The Lord of the Rings:)
Date: 5/14/2017 9:57:00 PM
ah, adorable
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Anne-Marie Coreggia
Date: 5/15/2017 10:12:00 AM
Bonjour Étienne et merci du compliment.
Date: 5/14/2017 9:11:00 PM
Wonderful! Do you have a french background? My mother Yvonne was born in Paris. I moved to Canada at the age of seven. Love your writing, armand.
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Anne-Marie Coreggia
Date: 5/15/2017 10:10:00 AM
Bonjour Maurice. Oui je suis née en France mais j'habite aux Etats-Unis depuis plus de trente ans. Thank you so much for your visit Maurice.
Date: 5/13/2017 9:55:00 PM
So Lovely Anne-Marie, in my mind's eye you have entwined our journey through the unknown wilderness of life to reach the final prize - The vehicle all readied to sail into the wide beyond of ones dreams with the racing wind behind on a picturesque ocean. Brilliant a 7 and straight to my Fave - xxx Maria PS - Will be away for the next ten days but will still be following you. I'll post one more before we go.
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Anne-Marie Coreggia
Date: 5/14/2017 6:07:00 AM
Thank you so much Maria for your generous comments but above all for this wonderful interpretation which put a huge smile on my face. It looks like you are about to go on a trip . . . see you on your page:)
Date: 5/13/2017 1:34:00 PM
- A very lovely poem, Anne-Marie - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Anne-Marie Coreggia
Date: 5/13/2017 4:51:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words Anne-Lise. This is a poem I wrote some 30 years ago when I was trying my hand at poetry.
Date: 5/13/2017 11:11:00 AM
Dreamy Anne-Marie...thank you!
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Anne-Marie Coreggia
Date: 5/13/2017 4:49:00 PM
And thank you for your comment James. I really dreamed at the time about sailing away from my life:)